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Bull sold in Carlisle makes world record price

A Limousin bull being sold in Carlisle for a well-record price Credit: Robert Smith Photography and Video

A bull has sold for a world record price at Borderway auction mart in Carlisle.

It went for 140 thousand guineas, the highest price ever paid for a Limousin breed.

It's also a record for any breed in Europe. The animal, sold by a Northern Irish breeder, was bought by a consortium of businessmen.

See footage of the bull below.


Carlisle teenager 'critical' after crash at Metal Bridge

The scene of the crash at Metal Bridge Credit: ITV Border

A 18-year-old man is in a critical condition after a road accident which happened at Metal Bridge, just north of Carlisle.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the scene, where paramedics assisted ambulance teams from both sides of the border.

The teenager, who's suffering from life-threatening head injuries, was then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

A 19-year-old is in the Cumberland Infirmary with neck injuries.

Police investigate 'racist abuse' before Carlisle game

Carlisle United's ground Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria police are appealing for witnesses after reports of "racist abuse" ahead of Carlisle United's home game against Morecambe.

It happened in Warwick Square just after 2pm on Saturday afternoon. There were several people in the area including young children.

Police say two "Asian males" may have been the target. They are asking anyone with information to get in touch.


Crowds at Carlisle Airport for Vulcan farewell

Hundreds of people turned up at Carlisle Airport on Saturday afternoon to say farewell to the Vulcan.

The former RAF bomber is doing a tour of the UK this weekend. It will be permanently grounded later this month.

It flew over Carlisle Airport before heading south over Windermere.

Among the crowds at Carlisle Airport was former Vulcan pilot Flight Lieutenant Frank Hilton:

Demolition of Carlisle house could be illegal

Suttle House, on Wigton Road Credit: ITV Border

Concerns have been raised about plans to demolish an historic grade two listed house on the outskirts of Carlisle.

Historic England is warning Carlisle City Council that the demolition of Suttle House, on Wigton Road, could be illegal if certain conditions aren't met.

The council's planning committee had given the go-ahead for the Georgian property - which dates back more than 250 years - to be knocked down so a developer could build new houses on the site.

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